[2.2.X] Winterboard FAQ/Guide

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  1. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    What is winterboard?

    Winterboard is a theming application for the iPod/iPhone on 2.0. It allows you to change many many aspects of the iPhones interface, such as the icons, wallpaper and well all the images on the iPhone. A good thing for winterboard is that you can use the old summerboard themes aswell, just drop then in the themes folder(how to below)


    Where do i get it?

    You can get it from Cydia. There is no source you have to add, it should be there when you open cydia.

    Its location on cydia is the System folder.

    What are these things that are already in the winterboard folder?


    -Black Navigation bars: These change the top and bottom bars to black of many apps.
    -Saurik: THis is just a preview of the winterboard.html files. Its allows you to have moving wallpapers.
    -Transparent Dock/ Icon Labels: These remove the icon names from the apps on springboard.
    -User Wallpaper: Im not sure on this one(lol) i shall test it out before the next update.
    -Server Lock Example: Same as above.
    -Solid Status Bar: Same as above.



    Why should i use this over customize?


    You should use winterboard over customize because, its much easier to use. You can quickly pick a theme and close winterboard and see it instanly. Customize has many problems for many people, themes dont show, noting changes after you apply one. Winterboard does work, no problems, easy as pie.



    Where can i get new themes for it?


    In cydia, there are many themes for you to download. From Cydia, you can get full themes, sliders, carriers, wallpapers, sounds, keyboards, and what ever else you can change on the iPhone.

    If you hit open the Themes(Summerboard) folder, you will see many winterboard themes in there. To see what theme you are downloading click on the "more information" bit and you should see some screenshots. You can choose to download it.

    How do i install themes manually?


    Open up your SSH client, Navigate to /Library/Themes. And there are the winterboard themes there. Simply drop the themes files in there, and open up winterboard to see them.


    How Do i apply a theme i just downloaded?

    This is the easy part. Simply open winterboard, click on the one you just downloaded. Then close winterboard. It shall respring and take you back to the lock screen. Unlock, and there we go.



    How do i make a theme for it?


    Gitykins has made a awesome guide for theming, Click below

    For the New full guide go Here.

    I have moved this section, please Click Here

    Added to that post: How to make your own Music player theme.

    How to move themes above another theme.

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    Why do we want to do this?

    Well that is because, if and theme you download has a safari skin, but you dont like it, so you decide to download another one, but it does not change. So you move the one you want it to change to on top of the old one. Thus it over writes the safari skin of the old theme.



    Can i change font with winterboard?


    Yes.

    For Just the Springboard font, Click Here.

    The whole of your iPod/iPhone font, Click Here.

    Cant find any fonts?

    Check out spoonforknife's font pack: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97073


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    What else can it do?


    Widgets:

    Winterboard allows you to have widgets on your springboard, so far there is 2 available.


    -The Weather widget: Here is a guide expaling how to use, and install. Click Here

    The Clock Widget: Coming Very soon. Im experimenting with the different ways of having it.

    Changing wallpapers:

    WinterBoard has the ability to be able to have wallpapers which change after a certain amount of time.

    Here is a great guide for this: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86893&highlight=animate background

    Credit to zurie for this.


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    TroubleShoot and General Q&A's: Have a question? well it might of already been asked. Look there first.

    Temp home...

    Click HereTo see the section.

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    Changelog-22/9/08:

    -Fixed some errors in spelling and grammar.
    -Added TroubleShoot guide and Q&A section.
    -Added more winterboard features.
    -Added more user guides and tools for theming.

    And more.

    Coming in next Update:

    -How to make a calendar style.
    -Analog clock?
    -More Pictures.

    Lots of other stuff.


    Enjoy, if you have any questions, please post away.

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  2. ricardofelix95

    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    Nice Manic... this should be stickied.
  3. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Im hoping for a winterboard section, then these guides will be at home.

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  4. Totally 1337

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    VERY nice. it will help ME a lot for sure!!

    STICKY NAO PL0X.
  5. ricardofelix95

    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    Yeah...A winterboard section would be nice.
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    hopefully frontpaged
  7. ricardofelix95

    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    I dont think so but probraly getting stickied
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    ah ah ah......you are talking about illegal things. Someone drop the hammer on this dude. LOL.....how stupid.
  9. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    What? How is winterboard illegal?
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    Nice for starters
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